Huawei has a big event scheduled to hold later today. It is the official launch of the much awaited Huawei Mate 9 that has been in the news for weeks. After the launch today, we would have confirmed which of the rumours turned out to be true and which were just plain untruths.
The company’s senior vice president, Yu Chengdong, has posted an image of the upcoming phone on Weibo. The gif image teases parts of the phone such as the frame, a section of the screen, antenna lines, the rear and fingerprint scanner.
We can see that the screen of the Mate 9 has a 2.5D glass covering it and that Huawei has used a nano-injection molding process for the antenna line design. The power button and volume rocker are on the right hand side and the fingerprint scanner sits on the rear.
There is still no official mention of a curved variant of the Mate 9 and nobody has been able to provide leaked images of the device. If Huawei does reveal a curved-screen version tonight, then they have done a good keeping it under wraps.
The Mate 9 will launch with a 5.9-inch 2K display, a Kirin 960 processor, 6GB of RAM + 256GB of storage, a 12MP+20MP dual rear cameras by Leica, Android Nougat, and a 4000mAh battery.